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by jifflemon
Wed May 22, 2024 8:51 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1994 Volvo 480 Turbo Diary - Update May 2024
Replies: 137
Views: 161281

Re: 1994 Volvo 480 Turbo Diary - Update May 2024

Once again, a superb bloody update.

As always, an absolute pleasure to help out - It really cheers me up to see people not being afraid to do the hard graft and save a car. So many people just give up; despite my best efforts, I can’t save them all!
by jifflemon
Sat May 11, 2024 6:40 am
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Wipers (front) running at start up
Replies: 2
Views: 119

Re: Wipers (front) running at start up

Switch would be my starting point
by jifflemon
Sat May 11, 2024 6:39 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: My 480s so far!
Replies: 77
Views: 58408

Re: My 480s so far!

Pressure testing the best way of finding leaks. Flushing? I normally drop something in the tank and drive the car for half an hour, drain, fill with water, half an hour, drain, fill with coolant. Driving, rather than sitting at idle, just seems to make it work better. One of the first things I do on...
by jifflemon
Fri May 10, 2024 8:02 am
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: Throttle control
Replies: 4
Views: 324

Re: Throttle control

Also remember that the Volume of air entering the engine is measured by the Map sensor, AFTER the throttle body. As James has already mentioned, the throttle position sensor measures only 2 things: When the throttle is closed (and thus, idle) or when the throttle is wide open. In terms of misfire, h...
by jifflemon
Thu May 09, 2024 7:16 pm
Forum: Power transmission (40)
Topic: Clutch replacement - particularly difficult?
Replies: 3
Views: 364

Re: Clutch replacement - particularly difficult?

Alan 480 wrote:
Thu May 09, 2024 3:36 pm
Jeff, I assume that you mean the inboard end of O/S ???
Yeah, you can punch out the roll pins and not lose any oil.
by jifflemon
Wed May 08, 2024 7:13 am
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Dashboard fascia
Replies: 2
Views: 260

Re: Dashboard fascia

Very hard to find, and even if you do, it’ll only crack again.
by jifflemon
Tue May 07, 2024 8:38 am
Forum: Power transmission (40)
Topic: Clutch replacement - particularly difficult?
Replies: 3
Views: 364

Re: Clutch replacement - particularly difficult?

Well, You'd need a decent trolley Jack and axles stands as an absolute starting point. You can lower the subframe on the NS, pop the OS inner driveshaft and pull the box enough to give you access. Doable? Yes Fun? Nope! However..... I'd also be avoiding "mr clutch" or any of the generic clutch place...
by jifflemon
Sat May 04, 2024 7:24 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Rear lamp Seals / Marker light seals / Headlamp Hinges / knobs / clips / Footwell lamps /Roller Blind
Replies: 23
Views: 14490

Re: Rear lamp Seals / Marker light seals / Headlamp Hinges / knobs / clips / Footwell lamps /Roller Blind

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by jifflemon
Sat May 04, 2024 7:10 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: New Owner - 1992 Limited Edition
Replies: 27
Views: 10662

Re: New Owner - 1992 Limited Edition

Long time, no see. I had a busy summer last year and coupled with moving house, the 480 had been in storage since summer. I got the 480 back last week and set about to finally restore her. Straight into the garage and it turns out my suspicions were correct about the previous MOT the last owner had...
by jifflemon
Fri Apr 26, 2024 2:35 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Rear boot roller cover
Replies: 4
Views: 408

Re: Rear boot roller cover

Yup! Don't ever expect the roller blind itself to repro'ed though! :rofl:
by jifflemon
Fri Apr 26, 2024 2:34 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Rear light seal suggestions?
Replies: 7
Views: 635

Re: Rear light seal suggestions?

Funny you mention wicking.... Have seen this happen on the upper rear boot seal; Water was going under the seal, up the inside of it, over the metal lip and then into the upper headlining seal, then running along a dripping out through the rear plastics. Other places I've seen leakage include the ta...
by jifflemon
Fri Apr 26, 2024 1:46 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Rear boot roller cover
Replies: 4
Views: 408

Re: Rear boot roller cover

Yup - just pops out of the side mounts very easily.
by jifflemon
Wed Apr 24, 2024 8:43 am
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Rear lamp Seals / Marker light seals / Headlamp Hinges / knobs / clips / Footwell lamps /Roller Blind
Replies: 23
Views: 14490

Re: Rear lamp Seals / Marker light seals / Headlamp Hinges / knobs / clips / Footwell lamps /Roller Blind

Never thought I'd be writing this..... I've actually sold out of rear seals! :shock:

Brinkie has some for European stock, so I'm just getting a requote on some more; Fingers crossed prices of EDPM haven't shot through the roof in the last 5 years.
by jifflemon
Mon Apr 22, 2024 8:05 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Welcome Seymour
Replies: 40
Views: 45421

Re: Welcome Seymour

Few more bits done this weekend. Managed to find a set of rear mudflaps - no fronts, but it's a start! https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/AP1GczM47LuKF3O6RjgA3TJbPsIdP4Q4N-RkIrB6BgypygxlNfI8AaXAYv_A9chfjg8FhhmyWX6SiFQ1mNFUrkQwazj_9te7OLwcocQfWpFBgoZkQFxUqq9rfka8td1Pyt1CkD7YD2N9r87gi1cf-jf4I6u5YA=w...
by jifflemon
Mon Apr 22, 2024 7:29 am
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Vibration
Replies: 7
Views: 742

Re: Vibration

Random thought; how’s your engine/gearbox mountings?
by jifflemon
Sun Apr 21, 2024 5:07 am
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Rotary headlight switch illumination
Replies: 2
Views: 653

Re: Rotary headlight switch illumination

It’s not fused, deffo not blown? Is it seated ok? Do the rest of the bulbs work (heater panel, seat heater panel, ashtray)
by jifflemon
Sat Apr 20, 2024 6:28 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: Denso W22EPR-U spark plug?
Replies: 4
Views: 5015

Re: Denso W22EPR-U spark plug?

You don’t want know how many sets of ZGR5B I’ve got in stock……
by jifflemon
Fri Apr 19, 2024 3:23 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: A happy new 480 owner with a lot of questions
Replies: 24
Views: 1632

Re: A happy new 480 owner with a lot of questions

Rear wiper and washer aren’t needed for MOT.
High level brake light is, and the ABS light will fail too.
by jifflemon
Wed Apr 17, 2024 10:53 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: A happy new 480 owner with a lot of questions
Replies: 24
Views: 1632

Re: A happy new 480 owner with a lot of questions

Dashboard: Speedo: More likely to be the cog, or the connection from the speedo sensor (under the airbox in the engine bay) The infocentre, should be illuminated by a 5w, B10d halogen bulb. Anything else is going be..... troublesome. Just another thought - are the faces of dials flaking? Its a comin...